Thursday, June 21, 2012

Roses are Red

A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.
~ Clive Bell

Au nom de la Rose
by Imad Haddad

Relief of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
built in 1925 by architect Jan Stuyt

Rambling Rose
by James Lee

Rose Harvest
by Henry Siddons Mowbray

New Age English Rose
by Richard Elis Blair White

Recoleta Rose Sculpture
a gift to Buenos Aires by Eduardo Catalano, photo by Brizi
The “Floralis Generica” opens with the sunlight and closes during the night.

Rose 3
by Oyvind Solstad

I don't know who made either of these (let me know if you do):

Drawing and painting roses online art lesson


HWY said...

These are magnificent pieces, one and all. A number of them would look good on my walls. :-)

The rose is an ancient symbol of love and beauty...and still is today. Such an enduring symbol.

One of my favorite phrases is "sub rosa." In ancient Rome, if a wild rose was placed over the door of a room, then everything said in the room would be considered secret. Thus, sub rosa (under the rose) came to mean "keep secret."

Retta said...

Loved this... my favorite is the painting by Henry Siddons Mowbray. I'd never heard of him, so looked up his work. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.